On the Photo Contest “Youth Creates Contacts between People!”, which was conducted in October-November 2015 in the framework of the priorities of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) Working Group 4 were submitted 94 photographs.
SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre (http://www.salto-youth.net/eeca/) is the partner of the contest.
The main objectives of the competition were:
- to promote contacts between people through presentation of youth project’s experience of civil society organizations in EaP countries within the Youth in Action Programme (2007-2013), Eastern Partnership Youth Window (2012-2013) and Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020);
- to raise visibility and awareness of the ERASMUS+ Youth opportunities in the field of youth for the Eastern Partnership countries;
- to promote non-formal learning approach and youth international cooperation with the Eastern Partnership countries.
Young people from Armenia, Belarus, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine who participated or were part of youth project with partners from EaP countries within the Youth in Action Programme (2007-2013), Eastern Partnership Youth Window (2012-2013) or Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020) took part in the contest and through the photos presented their experience in facilitating contacts between people.
The photos published on FB group of Working Group-4 of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (https://www.facebook.com/groups/525592474155838) and was available for public voting.
By decision of the members of the selection committee, which consisted of representatives of the Working Group 4 of the EaP CSF and Resource Centre SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus, the winners of the contest were determined:
1st place: Photo № 7 «FREEDOM» and photo №8 «TREE OF LIFE», author – Olesia Kurylo, Institute of Ukrainian Studies (IUS), Ukraine
2nd place: Photo №r 86 «THE SAME», author – Alina Nogai, Millennium “Training and Development Institute, Republic of Moldova
3rd place: Photo № 65 «TWO LITTLE GIRLS MAKE FLOWERS BY THEMSELVES AS A PRESENT FOR THEIR GRANDFATHER», author – Olena Sheremet, Youth NGO “ISKRA”, Ukraine
The Viewer Choice Award: Photo № 51 «IN CHECKIN’ GIRAFFE – A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN SCOTLAND», Diana Hrytsyshyna NGO Kreativ, Ukraine
Winners will be awarded on the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum 7th Annual Assembly in Kiev on 19-21 November 2015, and the best photos will be presented at the photo exhibition of the same name during the Assembly. The main prize of the Resource Centre SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus – participation in an international youth event in 2016.
Hovsep Khurshudyan, EaP WG4 Coordinator, “Free Citizen” Civic Initiatives Support Center, Armenia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oksana Bondar, National WG4 Coordinator, Vinnyitsia Regional Informational Center “Kreativ”, Ukraine, email@example.com